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Road at La Cavée, Pourville

The Neon Glint In Monet’s Eye

The Bellagio's Impressionism exhibition provides insight into Las Vegas

Not far from a boisterous pack of blackjack tables, I contemplated Seacoast at Trouville (1881) by Claude Monet. What, I wondered, would the great French Impressionist paint if we could manipulate the laws of physics, snatch him from the 19th-century, and set him down on the Strip. Would Monet chronicle …more The Neon Glint In Monet’s Eye

Mary Warner's Heavy Petal

Unearthly Blooms

Trifecta Gallery exhibits Mary Warner's "Heavy Petals"

It may be a spaceship, hovering over a paint-by-numbers background. Or perhaps a nebula of fireworks, caught at the exact moment of explosion before color vanishes into annihilating shadows. To call Mary Warner’s recent canvases “portraits of flowers”—or worse yet, “flower paintings”—misses the point. They are not really flowers at …more Unearthly Blooms